I know in every case it's different with every person. But can I tell you my story and how my parents reacted. I'd just recently turned 17 when I first started dating a 21 year old male about to turn 22. He was my first boyfriend. We are and were very much in love. He's encouraged me to achieve my goals and has helped me study for tests and what not. I, like your daughter, am an A student. My parents when I first started going out with this guy were a little against it. Particularly my father, then they met him. He came over and hung out with my family and explained numerous times that he only wanted whats best for me.
Your a dad it's understandable that you feel this way. Technically legally you can keep her from dating this man but do you want to create a problem between your daughter and yourself because I assure you she will come as close as possible to hating you. Personally I think that you should get to know this man and trust your daughter. She is after all a very intelligent young lady and if her goals are indeed what she truly wants then they will get done even with her dating this guy. Out of curiosity is it the guys age, the fact that he works for you, or is it that you just don't want your daughter to date at all yet? I was just wondering. Good Luck and remember to trust her.
young woman dating an older man
· 1 decade ago